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invisalign aftercareThose who were worried about their crooked teeth and who decided to get Invisalign have made a great decision. It is a modern, high quality option for getting the straight and beautiful smile that you have always wanted. However, now that you have gone through the procedure and received your clear braces, you might be wondering just what you need to do to take proper care of them. The following are some simple and basic Invisalign aftercare tips you can use.

What You Need to Do

You need to take good care of the aligners you are using. This means you should always rinse them off when you remove them. If you do not clean them, they have the potential to become a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause some terrible odors. Soak the aligners in a proper cleaner recommended by your Invisalign specialist.

You should also make sure that you are wearing the aligners enough hours a day. While you can take these out quickly and easily, you still need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day. Take them out when you are cleaning them and when you eat, but leave them in the rest of the time. You also need to be sure you are still brushing your teeth and flossing properly.

What You Need to Avoid

When you have your clear braces in your mouth, do not eat or drink anything but. Food and drink can cause these to stain and cause odors. Do not use toothpaste to clean the aligners. This is one of the mistakes many make with Invisalign aftercare. Many types of toothpaste can cause abrasions and damage to the aligners.

Begin Straightening Your Smile Today

Take the time to talk with one of our dentists in Brea about your options when it comes to dealing with your orthodontics needs. Call us at 714-529-0100 or visit our contact page.